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    ARTICLE: Ensuring Accurate Life Cycle Analysis for Automotive Lightweighting

    By Jinlong “Marshall” Wang, Aluminum Association; Jessica Sanderson, Novelis North America; Chris Moore, Consultant for Arconic; Duncan Pitchford, Hydro North America; Jerome Fourmann, Rio Tinto North America; Karah Davenport, Stratacomm; and Kenneth Martchek, Martchek Consulting The steel industry has made sensational life cycle assessment (LCA) claims about its products in automotive lightweighting applications over comparable […]

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    Arconic Becomes Standalone Producer of Aluminum Sheet and Extrusions

    Arconic Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has began operating as a leader in advanced aluminum sheet, plate, extrusion, and architectural products used in ground transportation, aerospace, industrial, packaging, and commercial building markets.  This follows the announcement that Arconic Inc. would separate into two standalone companies — Arconic Corporation and Howmet Aerospace. Arconic Corporation will be led by CEO Tim Myers. “Arconic […]

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    Howmet Aerospace Launches as Producer of Engineered Aerospace Solutions

    Howmet Aerospace Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, launched as a standalone manufacturer of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. This follows the announcement that Arconic Inc. would separate into two standalone companies — Howmet Aerospace and Arconic Corporation. Howmet will be led by John C. Plant, who will serve as co-CEO and […]

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    Airbus to Increase Production of A320 Family Aircraft

    Airbus is expanding its industrial footprint in the U.S. by increasing the production rate of A320 family aircraft. The company will invest $40 million in construction of an additional support hangar on the site, enabling it to produce sixty-three A320 family aircraft per month at its manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, in 2021. “Airbus has been manufacturing […]

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    Arconic Expanding Capacity in Tennessee to Capture Industrial and Automotive Growth

    Arconic Inc. is investing approximately $100 million to expand its hot mill capability and add downstream equipment capabilities to manufacture industrial and automotive aluminum sheet products in its Tennessee Operations facility near Knoxville, Tennessee. The company already has customer commitments for the majority of the increased capacity, with the remainder to be filled by projected […]

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    Arconic Plans to Restructure into Two Separate Businesses

    During its fourth quarter and full year 2018 results presentation, Arconic Inc. announced plans to restructure its business into two separate businesses. “As part of [the company’s] strategy and portfolio review, we have determined to separate the portfolio into Engineered Products & Forgings and Global Rolled Products,” said John C. Plant, who was recently named chief […]

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    Arconic Opens Expanded Aerospace Parts Facility in Germany

    Arconic officially opened its expanded aluminium and titanium aerospace parts facility in Bestwig, Germany. The expansion increases Arconic’s production capacity to meet growing demand from commercial aircraft customers for lightweight titanium investment castings for the aerospace industry. “We have significantly invested in Arconic Bestwig’s capabilities, almost doubling our titanium parts production capacity, and have added […]

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    Arconic and Lockheed Martin to Collaborate on 3D Printing Materials Development

    Arconic signed a two-year joint development agreement (JDA) with Lockheed Martin with the aim of realizing next-generation advanced materials and manufacturing processes. Together, the companies will develop customized lightweight material systems and advanced manufacturing processes, such as metal 3D printing, to advance current and next-generation aerospace and defense solutions — including new structures and systems not currently in […]

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    Architectural Aluminum Systems Bring Life to a Renovated Academy in London

    Heron Hall Academy in Enfield, north London, U.K., recently received a £17 million refurbishment, remodeling, and extension, converting it from a partly derelict technical college to modern 1,680-student secondary school. This renovation included the replacement of existing steel windows and doors with an extruded aluminum glazing system, as well as the construction of a new wing. […]